Department of Strategy and Innovation


Room: KIL/14.A-2.79
E-mail: jbe.si@cbs.dk
Joshua Bedi

I am originally from Jackson, Mississippi. While I have always had scholarly inclinations, my interest in academia peaked when I fell in love with economics as a high school student at Northwest Rankin High School. Soon after, I began my undergraduate career with the International Business Program at Mississippi State University. I received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in German. During my time at Mississippi State, I had the privilege of traveling to Germany twice and working with Germany Trade and Invest as a Service Industries Intern for a small time.

After that, I completed a Ph.D. program at the Department of Economics at George Mason University, where I fielded in Austrian Economics and Public Choice. I am now at Copenhagen Business School as a Postdoc in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. There, I work in close connection with the Mærsk McKinney Møller Chair in Entrepreneurship, Dr. José Mata.

My research interests currently focus on entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on immigrant entrepreneurship. However, I have a diverse set of research interests which also include public choice and political economy, economic development, culture, the economics of crime, law and economics, the economics of non-violent action, polycentric systems, Austrian economics,  and applied microeconomics.

Curriculum Vitae
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Joshua K. Bedi / Fake Marriages, Asylum, and Gas Station Robberies : Institutional Determinants of Migrants' Strategies.
In: Constitutional Political Economy, 16.3.2023
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Joshua K. Bedi; José Mata / Pathways to Entrepreneurship : Migration and Citizenship.
Abstract from DRUID23 Conference, 2023
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Joshua Bedi; Shaomeng Jia / Give Me Your Rested, Your Wealthy, Your Educated Few? : A Critical Discussion of the Current Literature on Immigrant Self-employment.
In: Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2022, p. 53-69
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Joshua Bedi; Shaomeng Jia / Quid Pro Quota : A Cross-country Study on the Entrepreneurial Costs of Immigration Restrictions and Quotas.
Paper presented at DRUID22 Conference, 2022
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Shaomeng Jia; Joshua K. Bedi / To Assimilate or Not to Assimilate? : A Cross-country Study on Assimilating Entrepreneurial Tendencies.
In: Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 37, No. 1, 3.2022, p. 1-31
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Joshua K. Bedi; Travis Wiseman / Immigration and Baumolian Entrepreneurship in the United States
In: Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2021, p. 1-26
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Joshua Bedi / Shooting an Elephant : A Public Choice Explanation of Caste.
In: COSMOS + TAXIS, Vol. 9, No. 1-2, 2021, p. 100-112
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Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2022-2024 Pioneer Institute Public policy research, advisory services